Date   : 07/13/2011    Duedate: 07/26/2011


DM-81    TURN-118

This Weeks Top Honors


(81-747) [27-12-0,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

'68 ROAD RUNNER                BERNADETTE
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)           GFE (126)
(81-747) [27-12-0,144]         (81-1618) [4-0-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VACA                           TURIN
SUMMERBORN (104)               DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-1210) [24-19-1,104]        (81-1486) [8-8-0,54]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GFE (126)                   49
2. THE RED BLADES (88)         45      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. DARQUE AGES (29)            39      Unchartered Team
4. ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)         32
5. WARMASTERS (15)             29      THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      156 108  6 59.1   1/ 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     11  4 2
 2/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       341 243 13 58.4   2/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (40)      11  4 0
 3/ 4 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     224 161 13 58.2   3/ 4 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      11  4 0
 4/ 5 SUMMERBORN (104)         119  95 11 55.6   4/ 5 OTTO'S DINER (96)        10  5 1
 5- 6 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  75  60  0 55.6   5/12 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        9  6 0
 6- 7 JUNGLELAND (103)         124 103  3 54.6   6- 2 JUNGLELAND (103)          8  2 0
 7/ 8 DARQUE AGES (29)         260 218 12 54.4   7/16 THE MONSANTIS (112)       8  7 2
 8/10 FUCHI OWNED (54)         213 181  9 54.1   8/15 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 2
 9/11 LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)    27  23  2 54.0   9/20 THE RED BLADES (88)       8  7 0
10/ 9 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    315 271 10 53.8  10/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 0
11/17*THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  13  12  1 52.0  11/11 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 0
12/13 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     291 271 13 51.8  12/18 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 0
13/12 OTTO'S DINER (96)        142 133  5 51.6  13/22*GFE (126)                 7  6 1
14/14 WARMASTERS (15)          300 283 24 51.5  14/13 LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)    7  8 1
15/15 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      301 288 14 51.1  15/ 7 FUCHI OWNED (54)          7  8 1
16/16 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      132 128  5 50.8  16/14 SUMMERBORN (104)          7  8 1
17/23*GFE (126)                  9   9  1 50.0  17/10*THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  7  8 0
18/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)      281 307 11 47.8  18/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       47  52  0 47.5  19/23*MY TOP RATED (129)        7  8 0
20/28*MY TOP RATED (129)         7   8  0 46.7  20/28 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       6  4 0
21-20*W.S.W.I.B.G.C. (125)       7   8  0 46.7  21/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 1
22/24 THE RED BLADES (88)      139 160  8 46.5  22/ 9 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       6  9 0
23-22 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     109 126  2 46.4  23/19 FURRY FURY (25)           4  9 0
24/21 FURRY FURY (25)          168 195  7 46.3  24/21 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       4 11 1
25/25 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      136 172  5 44.2  25-24*W.S.W.I.B.G.C. (125)      3  2 0
26/26 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       141 185 13 43.3  26/26 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       3 11 0
27/27 THE MONSANTIS (112)       56  74  4 43.1  27/25 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     3 12 0
28/29 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       59  90  3 39.6  28-29 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  2  3 0
29/30 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       52  88  5 37.1  29-31 PAPER TIGERS (114)        1  1 0
30-31*HIGH ORDER (123)           5  10  1 33.3  30-32 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      1  4 0
31-32 PAPER TIGERS (114)        16  35  2 31.4  31-30*HIGH ORDER (123)          0  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  ALE HOUSE MERCS

     Josh was having a lovely afternoon, walking his little chihuahua Chance through
the park behind his home.  The sun was shining, the trees and hills were green, and
the birds were chirping.  Yep, just another beautiful day in San Luis Obispo.  
     Josh was reflecting on how peaceful and simple his life had become, when he
thought he noticed someone peeking at him from around a tree.  When he got to the
tree, no one was there.  He just shook his head, and continued on his walk.
     Josh smiled, no doubt thinking about how in less than 3 months he would be
getting married to a wonderful woman, and settling down, probably starting a family
of his own.  Because of his daydreaming, Josh didn't notice the legwarmer clad leg
stick out from a bush and he tripped over it.  As he turned to rise, he looked up and
froze.  Before him stood a man he had not seen in a long time.  The legwarmers were
new, but the face remained the same, it was Hombre.
     Words tumbled from Josh's mouth, "No, don't say it, I left that life behind me,
I'm not that guy anymore!  I can't go back!  My fiance already thinks I'm a nerd for
playing World of Warcraft, wha'ts she gonna say if I start playing du...duel... no I
won't say it!"
     Hombre reached out a long bronzed arm and pointed a finger at Josh, "Say it, you
know you want to... Pauly."  A huge grin spread across Hombre's face.
     The look of defiance on Josh's face slowly melted into one of resignation and he
hung his head and spoke, barely more than a whisper, "Duelmasters."
     The world spun, the sunny day turned cloudy and Josh was thrown to the ground.
"Damn you, Hombre!" he cried but Hombre was nowhere to be seen.  He looked around,
the earth heaved below him.  He saw his ever faithful companion Chance, writhing on
the ground in pain.  As Josh crawled toward him, he stopped in shock.  Suddenly,
Chance seemed to grow.  His fur turned coarse and black, his eyes turned blood red,
and what appeared to be horns started growing from the sides of his skull.  His
features suddenly became more rodent like and his tail elongated and appeared to have
barbs running up and down it.  Josh cursed Hombre once more, for his sweet little dog
was a Chihuahua no more, but had become a Giant Demon Muskrat.  Not just any Giant
Demon Muskrat, but the Giant Demon Muskrat.  Laverne.
     As the transformation completed, Laverne just stood patiently looking at Josh
despite the world seemingly falling apart around them.  A gleam appeared in Josh's
eye and he smiled, "Alright girl, lets go, I'm ready."
     Pauly leaped on Laverne's back and she took of like a dart.  Suddenly, she
breathed a gout of fire from her demon mouth and a portal opened in front of them.
She leapt through and the portal instantly winked shut behind them, and the world
calmed and returned to normal as if nothing had ever happened.
     But something had happened.  Pauly had gone back to Alastari.  And his fiance
was gonna be pissed.

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                               An Afternoon in the Sun

     It's been so hot lately I stopped coming to the arena to watch the
gladiators practice.  Well, I stopped coming in the afternoon.  The sun is
harshest in the afternoon.  The canopied boxes in the 'better', higher areas of
the arena offer narrow pools of shadow, but much of the rest, the 'common'
areas, suffer in the sun. That's when spectators and fans, jostling in the
cheap seats, cook in their own oils.  Sometimes the various odors can overwhelm
even the strongest constitution.
     During the fights I know they'll string up some colorful netting and make
more shade for everyone, even those of us in the economy class.  They have to
if they want anyone to watch the fun.  Sometimes the more popular and well-to-
do teams will offer free iced tea or water to the audience just to keep us in
our seats until all their fighters, from high-ranked through novice, have had
their chance in the arena.  But today isn't a fight day, so I came early and
intend to get out before every trace of shadow vanishes from the sand.
     This afternoon was shaping up to be another scorcher.  Most of the veteran
gladiators were finished practicing - those that use the common training areas, 
anyway.  Many more vets were loitering around; these guys cruise by the arena
while the rookies practice.  There're always a lot of them around, stretching
and dancing and swinging their swords around.  Or whatever.
     Only by this time there isn't much dancing going on; the rookies have had
all the starch steamed out of their collars.  Those still practicing on the
sand are making slow, deliberate movements. They're focusing on their form, and
that's always interesting to watch.
     I chuckle when I see the vets gather at the water barrels, muttering and
making small gestures at each other.  Happens most every week, of course, but
it's still humorous to me. What styles?  What weapons? Strong?  Fast?
Coordinated? It might save their life some day to know the answers.  But then
again, it might not make any difference at all.
     I guess I have a grim sense of humor.
     I saw a brawny gal, short and built like an ale cask, with a thick wide
brow and an unruly patch of fiery hair that hinted at Shewish blood somewhere
in her family tree.  She was one of the newbies; her jersey was bright pink and
it said 'GFE'.  I'm not sure which team that is, but they seem to have a lot of
     This one was slowly spinning a war flail in complicated arcs as she
deliberately planted her feet in the sand and pivoted this way and that.  She
seemed to be very strong, with more than enough dexterity for the weapon.
Unfortunately, she lost her concentration when one of her teammates said
something to her.  The gal almost hit herself in the head.  Considering the
heft of the leather-wrapped lead pellets she had spinning around, it would have
left quite a bump on her noggin!
     I scratched a quick note on my wax tablet, then closed it and moved down
the aisles for a better look at another rookie.  I could figure out the odds on
the girl later.
     I saw another guy, probably a striker or slasher, practicing his quick
draw. Over and over again -- unsheath and step forward, unsheath and step
forward.  The poor schmuck didn't seem to understand that these two movements
have to flow together so that they become just one movement. The ideal is that
each motion adds to the force of the other so that the one, powerful blow is as
fast and decisive as possible.  It's a combination of the draw, the step, the
twisting of the torso, the grip and the angle of the blow, and of course,
momentum... it's a lot to keep in mind and still pull off instantaneously. I
doubted that this chump would get it right by the next round of fights.  He
wasn't pushing off of his back leg very well and his trunk was stiff and
isolated from his arm.  Even if he hit his opponent first, it was going to be a
weak thump.
     He wore padded leather armor in this heat, which meant he was either an
idiot or some sort of masochist.  It looked like fairly new leather, though it
was stained by lots of hot training days.  The name GREG was stenciled across
his left breast.  I scratched a few more observations into my tablet and moved
     The Fuzzy Bunnies were engaged in their usual unique training regime:
digging holes and then filling them up again.  Once I heard one of them claim
that it gave them strength and endurance.  Sometimes they run around on the
sands dragging weighted sleds, like some of the brutes from Monster Manual.  I
think if they practiced more with swords instead of shovels their record might
improve, but of course it's not my place to say. The Bunnies only come to the
arena for this type of training.  I have it on good authority that they hire
private trainers and have a first class training yard in their compound, but I
haven't verified that yet.  I sketched a quick list of things that caught my
     The heat was pushing up from the benches now, so I knew it was almost time
to beat it and wait out the sun until tomorrow.  My wax was getting pretty
soft; it needed to be put someplace safe and cool.  I skipped a few thoughts,
closed my tablet, and hurried into the next section.
     The guy was seated high up in one of the covered boxes.  A ring of armed
men in ringmail provided a respectful distance between his area and everyone
else.  He raised a slender hand and beckoned to me.  I really didn't want to
stick around in this heat, but I figured it was going to cost me if I just
ignored him.  I hate politics, but it seems to be the way of the world.  I
climbed the stairs and surprised myself by getting a bit short of breath by the
time I reached him.
     The point of a longsword in the notch of my collarbone might have been a
     "It's all right.  Let him by."
     The guy with the blade gave a brief nod and then dropped back, taking the
painful tickle out of my throat at the same time. I felt a little wetness
there, and it wasn't just sweat.  My underwear was a little damp too, and not
all of it was sweat either.
     "You know, if you're not happy with my work there are other ways to tell
me."  I was a little proud of myself for saying that without my voice cracking.
     "Nonsense!"  A wide gesture and all of a sudden I was gently ushered onto
a bench seat right below his.  I didn't want to resist and risk somebody
getting a bit too eager to show off for the boss.  Once I sat I noticed a small
tray on the bench next to me.  A large pitcher, dripping with condensation, sat
next to a small bowl of fruit and an empty flagon.  I slowly handed my tablet
up, then I turned my attention to the tray.  I tried to be as cool and
nonchalant as possible. The sweaty condition of my shirt was just because of
the heat. Yeah.
     I popped a few grapes in my mouth while I filled the flagon.  It was some
kind of ale, I think, frothy and amber-colored with a mild bitter taste to
offset the sweetness of the fruit.  It was very cold.  And delicious.
     "You've done a good job," nodded the Kid as he read my notes.  "Havoc will
be pleased."  He closed the tablet and handed it to some flunky hovering behind
him.  The flunky placed a small but weighty sack in his hand, which the Kid
then tossed down into my palm.  I hefted it and it clinked a little; it felt
and sounded right.  I resisted the urge to open the bag and check inside.  No
sense being rude.
     "Always a pleasure to be of service," I said, tucking the sack inside my
belt.  I made a mock toast and drained the flagon.  This time I actually meant
it.  Say what you want about Archaic Chaos; they pay on time.  Other teams
aren't so considerate. Darque Ages, for instance, is always trying to chisel me
out of something for nothing; Agent seems to think he's got all my information
coming to him for free!  And don't get me started on Tripwire... It's tough to
make a living when most of your clients are armed and dangerous and expecting
freebies.  I guess it's something these older managers have come to expect,
since the weapon shops are always hounding the more successful teams for
endorsements.  Though nobody's been bothering Vanek much lately, I noticed...
     "Do you suppose you could deliver more specific information?" The Arcane
Kid's eyes glowed in that eerie way they do.  I pretended to sort through the
fruit so I wouldn't have to look too long into his face.
     "I can.  It depends. What do you mean by 'specific'?"
     "Ah, yes.  Relevancy is everything."  The Kid was still staring at me when
I looked up again.  I almost choked on a bite of apple I was chewing through.
     "I'm particularly interested in what you can tell me about the new teams
flocking into Shadowspire," said the Kid.
     "EVERYONE wants to know about the new teams," I replied.  I turned my back
on him and looked down into the arena.  The sand was so bright I had to squint.
Most of the gladiators were either gone or clustered around the water barrels.
Only a handful continued to practice.
     "Of course, I'll pay for any information you come across.  Good
information, that is."
     "Of course," I said.  "Is there an other kind? But I don't want to be
boxed in at this point."
     "Cold feet?" The Kid snickered.  I swiveled on the bench and looked up
into his weirdly glowing eyes.
     "Just being cautious.  I have to live and work in this city, Kid.  Teams
come and go, but I plan on sticking around."
     He tilted his head in that speculative way he has. I felt another chill
pass down my spine. "Why should that be a problem?"
     "For one thing, it seems that many of these 'new' teams are being brought
in by veteran managers."
     "Aaahhhh." The Kid nodded and leaned back a little.  He produced a small
fan from out of his floppy sleeve and began fanning himself rapidly.
     "Yes," he said to himself.  "That makes sense.  And these veteran managers
- one assumes that they are jealously protective of their gladiators?"
     "Very jealous," I agreed.  I finished off the pitcher and smacked my lips.
I don't generally get these perks.
     "So we're finished here?" I asked.  The Kid made a small frown that seemed
comical, given his narrow face and his bright eyes.  I almost laughed out loud
in spite of my apprehension.  I felt the moisture grow in my pants and I hoped
it was just sweat.
     "Yes, I suppose we are.  I'd appreciate it if you would focus on the newer
teams.  Not just the fighters, but also their managers.  Will this be a
     "No, I don't think so.  I will need a little extra time, though."
     "Use the standard contacts.  I'll be waiting."
     I nodded and stood and walked down towards the nearest exit.  None of his
guys stopped me; they ignored me, in fact.  I felt a few eyes on me from the
dark shadows of some of the dugouts. I thought I caught a glimpse of the
manager from La Pentarchie, but I can't be sure of that.  I caught a strong
whiff of something in the tunnel on the way out that made me think of Elephant,
or Furry Fury, or possibly the Bunnies.  A musky animal smell, I'm sure.  I
loosened the knife in my belt and just kept my hand on it -- for luck.  I took
my time leaving the arena, sidling along a wall whenever I could.
     It's not much of a way to make a living, I guess. But it pays well, and
I'm off by noon.  Plus, I always get free tickets to all the fights, even the
night shows.
     Yeah.  It's a hard life.

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be 
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying 
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well Shadowspire,

     I made it back again as your Duelmaster.  Here is something for you to think
about.  I'm one of only five to graduate from Shadowspire on my 20th fight.  Only one
other warrior has done this since turn 20 and that was Hummingbird.  I've heard many
times how hard it is to graduate nowadays because of all the experience towards the
top of this arena.  So if it's harder and I'm only one of two to do it, where do I
sit in Shadowspire history?  I have to be in the conversation of greatest ever.  Deal
with it, I'm that good.  I leave here with a winning percentage of 75%.  To quote
Charlie Sheen, "Winning, anyone?"
     Let's get down to business.  As my good friend Bowtie Bob did, I'm leaving the
arena for the dark forests in search of a troll or giant to slay.  Let's hope
Greywand's magic isn't used.  I won't be revealing my numbers because I may join the
non-tourney ADM arena if it ever opens.
     Farewell, Shadowspire.  It's been real and it's been fun.  It's even been real
fun.  It's time to go.  No Tommy Bahama this fight.  Those shirts go for over a 100
bones and blood stains don't come out.  Let's hope the stains are from *It* and not
me.  My entry into the codex is, "I'm tired of pretending like I'm not bitchin', a
total rock star from Mars."  The memento I'm leaving behind is an American Muscle t-
shirt to remind others that follow of the dominance of my team in this arena.
Another history lesson, we've held the throne for more turns that any other team.
Who's next?

Lord Protector - '69 Fairlane Cobra

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Take a look at THE RED BLADES' act, as they have a 4-1-0 week and 
gain 11 places in the team ranking.  A seasoned team is steady in the lists.  But to 
CLAN LONGBEARD, which fell to 21st, it's what you soak in before going to the Dark 
Arena.  Suffering under a 2-3-0 record and dropping from 9th to 22nd place were the 
FUZZY BUNNIES.  Keep trying!  WARMASTERS is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week 
advancing from 18th place to 12th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for PATROCLUS, who 
flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing PIZZARRHEA like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was HOOK, who dropped 18 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with SUBPRIME RIB.  Unlike most 
arenas, '69 FAIRLANE COBRA managed to get his challenge off against the 0-0-0 
SPYMASTER.  Our battling duelmaster '69 FAIRLANE COBRA has managed to hold the title, 
fending off SPYMASTER's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, DARK ARENA. 
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SHADOWSPIRE arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid OF WOLF AND MAN, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does SHADOWSPIRE really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, 
try this one:  OF WOLF AND MAN + Weapons That go Boom = WARMASTERS + Avoid City.  And 
who is this PANDERA PAX you ask, with 64 points and a 10-10-0 record.  Ooh, the tales 
I could tell!  In a mismatch, our friend MADDENED MEERKAT of FURRY FURY got heroic 
notions and challenged DOPPLEGANGER.  What did it get her?  A 14-36-0 record, that's 
what.  This week MADDENED MEERKAT 14-36-0 fought DOPPLEGANGER 15-11-0 and in losing 
gained 2 points.  I know several gladiators who could go for a few fights like that.  
In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, GROANER went after VYGOTSKY, who was 
higher by 25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, GROANER was dispatched by 
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  '69 FAIRLANE COBRA defied all odds and slew 
SPYMASTER in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as 
SPYMASTER's meat is notoriously tough.  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  PIZZARRHEA II: 
THE REMATCH.  Proving again that SHADOWSPIRE is not rated G, CHARLES MARTEL of the 
DARQUE AGES slew the warrior NO DICE SON in a rather bloody bout.  Let's look for a 
bloodfeud.  Big man!  VYGOTSKY kills GROANER.  Who ya gonna fight next, 
VYGOTSKY--Minnie Mouse?  I hope BATTLE GRUNTS has a good enough fighter to beat the 
snot out of VYGOTSKY.  Carrion Bird Heaven:  NO DICE SON was dispatched by CHARLES 
MARTEL (The true definition of 'Street Pizza').  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' 
category, JUNEBUG was mashed by CICERO, who let JUNEBUG know that killing members of 
WARMASTERS is a no-no.  Congrats to DAWN CERES for revenging the death of hers 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding AWORT a bit of dirt).  Remember:  alliances 
are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SHADOWSPIRE have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make 
some tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          27  12  0   144       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '66 CORVETTE 1036            13   6  3   139       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PATROCLUS 1410               13   6  2   110       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382            15  11  0   109       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MARCO POLO 1375              15   9  2   107       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          18  17  1   105       THE RED BLADES (88)
 VACA 1210                    24  19  1   104       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319         18  15  0   102       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-MAGIC RAT 1317               18  15  0    97       JUNGLELAND (103)
 FIDGET 1403                  15   9  2    96       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        12   7  0    88       JUNGLELAND (103)
 PORCUPAIN 1453                9  10  1    88       FURRY FURY (25)
 ANGEROO 1452                 14   5  0    87       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                  20  17  0    86       WARMASTERS (15)
-MADAM MARIE 1356             20   8  0    84       JUNGLELAND (103)
 HEINRIK 1257                 19  23  1    84       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        18   9  0    84       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263          15  24  1    84       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PIT FIEND 1344               15  14  1    81       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134        14  36  0    80       FURRY FURY (25)
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433           14   6  0    78       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SNACKPACK 1466               10   7  0    78       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402            10   9  2    76       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-NYDERAWYN 1046               16  20  0    75       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 GUTTER BALL 1361             17   9  0    74       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SKINNER 232                   7   3  0    74       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 VICTOR 1369                  15  12  1    72       WARMASTERS (15)
 JAKLAK 1430                  12   9  0    71       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ARCHON 1390                  17   8  0    67       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-SUPERIORBANE 1226            16  11  0    67       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484              9   7  2    67       SUMMERBORN (104)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNEBUG 1543                  7   3  2    66       SUMMERBORN (104)
-LIGDISH BANG 983             12  29  0    65       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 TOM WOLFE 1467                9   9  1    65       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PANDERA PAX 1406             10  10  0    64       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 BENEDICT 1470                10   7  0    64       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUNNY FOO FOO 1476            9   5  0    64       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 '71 MACH ONE 952             15  10  0    63       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          14  13  2    62       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FLACCUS 1455                  9  10  1    60       WARMASTERS (15)
 WONDERFACE 1522               8   5  0    60       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 PUNT 1366                    11  14  0    59       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       14  16  0    58       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GROWLER 908                   9   6  2    58       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 VELVETEEN 1431                8   8  0    57       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURIN 1486                    8   8  0    54       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BERNADETTE 1618               4   0  0    54       GFE (126)
 FIVE 1572                     6   3  1    53       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HARRISON 1584                 6   2  0    52       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567             6   3  1    51       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302         11   7  0    50       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 ALP ARSLAN 1473               7   9  0    48       DARQUE AGES (29)
 WALKER PERCY 1474             8   9  0    47       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 POLI SARCHIS 1550            10   8  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 PABST 823                     7   2  0    46       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577            5   3  0    46       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-TYGER 1421                    8  12  1    45       PAPER TIGERS (114)
-SAFFORD 1564                  4   2  0    45       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 KIRLUA NORIS 1549            12   8  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 HARP 744                      7   6  0    44       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-JERSEY DEVIL 1638             3   1  1    43       JUNGLELAND (103)
 BANK SHOT 1471                9   6  0    41       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SISI BA-NETERU 1488           7   8  2    39       THE RED BLADES (88)
 NIKUS 1583                    5   3  1    38       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 LUGG OPAR 1548                8  12  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 FIGURE 8 1637                 4   1  0    37       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 VYGOTSKY 230                  6   4  1    35       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 DAWN CERES 1573               5   3  0    35       THE RED BLADES (88)
 MALLE PENNELIS 1553           7  13  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478            7  10  1    32       FURRY FURY (25)
 MAXENTIUS 1591                5   2  0    32       WARMASTERS (15)
 MR WIGGLES 1477               7   7  1    31       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 LIZZIE DUSK 1538              6   5  0    31       THE RED BLADES (88)
 HOOK 1576                     4   3  0    31       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-EYE 1419                      5  15  0    30       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 LIZARD MAN 1544               3   7  0    30       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GLOOM 1528                    8   5  0    29       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 HOWLER 1596                   4   2  0    28       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BECK 743                      5   8  0    27       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 SAXO GRAMMATICUS 1590         4   3  0    27       DARQUE AGES (29)
-LADY VASHJ 1614               3   0  0    27       W.S.W.I.B.G.C. (125)
-MEAN JOHN BROWN 1648          2   1  0    27       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 1636            4   1  1    25       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
-TALL FALL 1534                4   5  0    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SPORK 1562                    7   3  0    24       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487               4  12  0    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MOLLUSQUOME 1629              4   1  0    24       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAVLOV 228                    6   4  0    22       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 REXCE 1585                    5   3  0    22       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TU DU 1652                    3   0  1    22       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 BOUNCY BUNNY 1587             4   3  0    21       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 PRAISE 1662                   2   1  0    21       MY TOP RATED (129)
 JULIETTE 1630                 4   1  0    20       SUMMERBORN (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANX 229                      4   6  1    19       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 EARTH ELEMENTAL 1592          3   4  0    19       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569          4   5  1    18       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HOT BROWN 1678                1   0  1    18       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 AUSUBEL 270                   4   5  0    17       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 TOTORO 1594                   2   4  1    17       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-SHELENA 1601                  2   1  0    17       HIGH ORDER (123)
 CAZADOR 1578                  4   4  0    16       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GAMBLE 1635                   2   3  0    16       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 DEUCE 1642                    2   2  0    16       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 QUINN 1634                    2   3  0    16       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 GWENNOLAY 1631                1   4  0    16       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 GM CORN 1610                  3   2  0    15       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 KATHY 1666                    1   1  1    15       GFE (126)
 SCREECHER 1654                2   1  0    14       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BONY LOUIS SOL 1681           1   0  0    14       THE RED BLADES (88)
 SUSAN 1665                    1   1  0    14       GFE (126)
 CHOP DOC 1673                 1   1  0    13       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 HYPNOTIZE 1679                1   0  0    13       MY TOP RATED (129)
 NIGHT LIES 1663               1   2  0    12       MY TOP RATED (129)
 SNARLER 1643                  2   2  0    11       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 EVANGELINE 1674               2   0  0    11       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612            2   3  1    10       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-WITCHBLADE 1616               2   1  0     9       W.S.W.I.B.G.C. (125)
 GREGORY PALAMAS 1641          2   2  0     8       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LANEL 1619                    2   2  0     8       GFE (126)
-MEDUSA 1613                   2   1  0     8       W.S.W.I.B.G.C. (125)
 BIG BAD JOHN 1661             1   2  0     8       MY TOP RATED (129)
 BUCK DICH 1660                2   1  0     7       MY TOP RATED (129)
 AWORT 1677                    1   1  1     7       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FLAVOR TO GO 1633             1   4  0     7       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
-RAVEN SKYE 1599               1   2  1     6       HIGH ORDER (123)
 MICHELLE 1622                 1   3  0     6       GFE (126)
 VALAK 1650                    1   2  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-JEX 1628                      1   1  0     4       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
-GALRONIAS 1597                0   3  0     3       HIGH ORDER (123)
 SUPERWEED 1675                0   2  0     3       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-LADY DEATHWHISPER 1615        0   3  0     3       W.S.W.I.B.G.C. (125)
-MARKSKY 1600                  0   3  0     3       HIGH ORDER (123)
 KIRIN ICHIBAN 1680            0   1  0     2       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 GORDIO 1671                   0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 RIELLA 1667                   0   2  0     2       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 TITAN 1672                    0   2  0     2       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-CREASE 1459                   0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
-BENGALI 1458                  0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
'77 GREMLIN 1644        2  2 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   HOT BROWN 1678        118   
BLIND TIM 1669          1  1 0 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    KATHY 1666            118   
BOREAS 1668             0  2 0 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    BLACK ORC             118  NONE
HIPPODAMEIA 1468        7  3 1 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    CREIDDY LAD 1484      114  REVENGED
GROANER 1653            1  2 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     VYGOTSKY 230          118   
KILGORE 863             7  7 1 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     SHILLELAGH TOR 1294   114  NOT REVENGED
LEELA 1225              1  8 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     TOTORO 1594           115  JUST REVENGED
ABARF 1682              0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    MOUNTAIN TROLL        118  NONE
FIMNAR 1053            24 32 1 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    '66 CORVETTE 1036     116   
MERICAR 1620            0  1 0 GFE 126              RAVEN SKYE 1599       114  REVENGED
VANNY 1621              0  1 0 GFE 126              MOUNTAIN GOAT 1636    114  REVENGED
KALRONATH 1598          2  1 0 HIGH ORDER 123       PLAN COLUMBIA 1612    116   
KINGSLEY AMIS 1658      1  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    TU DU 1652            118   
NIN QUAYNE 1552        10  9 0 MIDDLE WAY 12 122    MARCO POLO 1375       117   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAHAMUT 1645            0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    TUKWILLA 1627         115   
LAMIA 1568              2  3 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    TYGER 1421            114  NOT REVENGED
PIZZARRHEA 1348        16 13 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      PATROCLUS 1410        118   
NO DICE SON 1559        4  6 1 SUMMERBORN 104       CHARLES MARTEL 1346   118   
CHANCE DARIUS 1676      0  1 0 THE RED BLADES 88    AWORT 1677            117  JUST REVENGED
HELEO KHAN 1647         0  1 0 THE RED BLADES 88    JERSEY DEVIL 1638     115   
OZYMADIAS NIX 1507      3  5 0 THE RED BLADES 88    SUBPRIME RIB 1567     114  REVENGED
PETRONIUS 1434          9  9 2 WARMASTERS 15        JUNEBUG 1543          116  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats, and get'em outta here!  (wink)  '69 FAIRLANE COBRA of AMERICAN MUSCLE,
MOOSE DROOL of ALE HOUSE MERCS. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Turin -- Thanks for the challenge and getting into the gutter with me.  I needed an
easy win.  Hah! -- Gutter Ball, Capital Cartel

Charles Martel -- How very nice of you to come calling.  I kicked your old English
butt back to the 5-yard line, didn't I?  Maybe I will see you in a Bowl Game some
time soon? -- Punt, Capital Cartel

No Dice Son -- Does that mean you are a Hoover, or a Bissell, or maybe just an off-
brand sucker?  I surely shut you off quickly. -- Hook, Capital Cartel

Gwennolay -- I had fun.  I knew you didn't mean "no."  I thought you were one fine
lay. -- Duece, Capital Cartel

Bennedict -- (As in Arnold) you scuzz!  Your winning challenge ruined Agent of
perfect 5-0.  You ought to be ashamed of yourself!  See if we are ever nice to
Tripwire again!  Humpf! -- Bank Shot, Capital Cartel
P.S.  It's okay, Trip.  I realize some managers have to downchallenge to get wins.
Maybe some day when you get better... (wink) -- Agent

Pauly -- How nice!  The Crazy Creeps Publicist told me the other day that Nancy Drew
always had a crush on you.  You know, not like the hots for you, or anything; just a
lovely, romantic crush.  Yeah, I know.  Some beautiful ladies seem to get a crush on
the ugliest fellows.  (wink) -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Great Scott!  Great Spot, KA! -- Agent and The Cartel

And a great, great SPOT, Cobra.  Well done. -- Agent, Capital Cartel (Who lusts after
a 69 Cobra)

Well, Kid Arcane, I would say that, on this particular turn, Pandera has been a
little lucky, but Patroclus won easily...  About beating my guys, you're absolutely
right, no one is unbeatable, and my youngsters climbed a little too quickly!  See you
on the sand... -- LP

     Personally?  The two of you?  Managers on the sands?

Patroclus -- I will try to calm down, and we will try again.

Snackpack -- That was a DC!  Everyone is DCing nowadays?  Where is Good old Kellumbo?
-- Fidget

'68 Road Runner -- What a propaganda machine you are!  "Viciously subdued"?  More
like I got tired of beating on that dented armor of yours!  Be ready for more; I'll
bring something heavier next time. -- Patroclus

Madam Marie -- You can take a beating, I'll give you that.  Your armor must look like
a misshapen colander now. -- Pandera Pax

Lanel -- That was a good start for you.  Try to make it last.  -- Riella

Gregory Palamas -- Two names?  And stenciled on your armor?  Did your mommy stencil
it on your underwear too? -- Boreas

Susan -- I love that perfume you wear.  It goes well with the scent of your blood.
I'll just have to imagine your look of fear. -- Blind Tim 

Jorja -- Thanks for your encouragement.  I go through writing spurts.  I'll try to
make this last through the summer.  I like reading your blurbs.  You should do all
your writing before 10:00 a.m.; I enjoy your details-- adds a lot of depth. -- Kid

Pauly -- Is that like the parrot?  Doesn't matter; welcome back! -- Arcane

Growler -- Are we going to do this for four whole turns?  Really? -- Totoro

Gutterball -- Let's just say that wasn't the sort of fight I was expecting and leave
it at that. -- Velveteen

Gloom -- You had me sweating (blood) for a minute there.  I'm certainly grateful that
you decided to slow down when you did. -- Velveteen

Malle Penellis -- That name sounds like something I contracted when I was a sailor
working out of Sunset.  Hope we didn't mix any fluids in our tussle.  :) -- Suicide

Gordio -- The way you move I think maybe there is supposed to be a T between your I
and O. -- Tu Du

Ausubel -- Hehe.  That's what ya get. -- GM Corn

All -- Nice, 3-2 and a nice replacement for my DA offering.  Hopefully I get another
nice replacement for my graduating slasher, that would be nice.  Moose Drool:
12-4-11-17-17-12-11, hi-mod, hatchet, learned riposte.  His record probably could
have been better, but before I retired there was multiple TPs around him that I was
unable to avoid and they wore him out.  Literally. Anyways, he was a nice warrior. --
P.S.  Nice.

Tall Fall --  All right, that clinches it.  I think I'm going to try a different
strategy, since I've run exactly the same for 12 fights and I'm 4-8.  Plus, I hear
variety is the spice of life, or something like that. -- Beck

Alp Arslan -- You shouldn't have broken my scimitar, because once I removed the
dagger I keep in my boot from its sheath, it could not be returned until it had
tasted blood.  Although, I guess I was trying to do the same thing with my scimitar.
-- Harp

Welcome back to the Ale House Mercs! -- Nomad and the Guild

My Top Rated -- Interesting name.  Welcome to the arena! -- Nomad and the Guild

Congrats to all of the recent grads -- People are flying out of here! -- Nomad and
the Guild

     And they're going to have somewhere new to go.

     But listen, I really want to know, and it hasn't been clear in anything I've
     heard so far:  If a gladiator is entered into the No-Tourney ADM arena, does he
     have to continue to refrain from tourney participation? -- Larkin

Not much to say to those we fought last turn besides... blech!  Stinky 0-5!  A couple
were experiments I wouldn't mind trying again, but overall, there just isn't much to
say about something like that!  On to next turn! -- Nomad and the Guild

Vanek -- Thanks for the hospitality!  It'll be a nice change of pace to manage a team
and not have to worry about setting them up for tournies! -- Destitute Noble, mgr My
Top Rated

Chop Doc -- When I saw I got credited for two head shots against you I almost
laughed.  That was maybe your clavicle I hit... no higher... -- Buck Dich

Titan -- I do not want to be the one on the receiving end of your first attack. --
Big John

Larkin -- I don't know if going 3-2 qualifies as "hot" but we'll take it versus our
first turn where we were 1-4! -- The My Top Rated stable

     This time of year, everyone is hot.

Hey Editor -- You did sound petty but that's okay.  So did the plain text work this
go round?  Sorry for any problems/headaches I caused.  I've been know to do that from
time to time. -- Elephant.

     I've caused a few headaches myself, but this is good.  I appreciate you taking
     the time to change your mode. -- the Editor
     P.S.  The really freakish thing last time was that even Find-and-Replace didn't
     work on it.

Pauly -- Welcome back old friend.  Don't worry, I'm already working on the Adventures
of Oestreich and Indimar.  Best Friends 4 Life spotlight. -- Elephant

Vanek -- Thanks.  Hard to top that turn.  We'll be seeing you in the sands soon? --
American Muscle

Holy Shiitake -- Okay, not the best challenge, thought I even had ya for a minute.
Holy shiitake, you're good. -- Mach One

Patroclus -- With challenges like that, it's no wonder your team record is at that %.
Stay clear of me, it's the smart thing to do. -- Road Runner

Subprime Rib -- Sure, pick on the new guy.  We've got your number, mister. --

'69 Fairlane Cobra -- You made us proud. -- Elephant and American Muscle.
P.S.  I told you not to drink wine before writing your DM's column.

Moose Drool -- Grats on your invite.  Back one turn and gone already. -- American

Swine tiger -- You still out there? -- Elephant

Big Bones Billie -- At least you're an excellent teacher. -- Victor

Ale House Mercs -- Welcome back! -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Archaic Chaos -- Nice Article! -- Vanek

Nyderawyn -- Wow.  Nice work with the mace. -- Shillelagh Tor

Ziggy -- Good fight.  I was hoping for the nice trains from you. -- Lizzie Dusk

Tricky Little Devil -- You got the same strat from me you would have received on my
challenge.  And Bill doesn't plan to send Shillelagh against you. -- Sisi

Rexce -- Thanks for the nice trains. -- Dawn

Visionist -- Thanks for giving me a shot at Awort.  I hope Dawn can actually pull it
off! -- Bill the Bard

Welcome and Welcome Back! -- To the new and returning squads. -- Bill the Bard and
The Red Blades

Congrats to all the recent invitees -- And nice run through Shadowspire, Cobra.  Few
roll through like that here. -- Bill the Bard

Sorry no personals today, really short on time. -- Jorja

13 July 11

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

'69 FAIRLANE COBRA butchered SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOREAS was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ABARF was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CICERO bested JUNEBUG in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
GROWLER demolished TOTORO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
DAWN CERES vanquished AWORT in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
HEINRIK was overpowered by VACA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ZOG CORNERSTONE was savagely defeated by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 8 minute melee.
PORCUPAIN vanquished BUNNY FOO FOO in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
MADDENED MEERKAT was defeated by DOPPLEGANGER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CREIDDY LAD was handily defeated by FIDGET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PIT FIEND was demolished by MOOSE DROOL in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SHILLELAGH TOR bested ANGEROO in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge battle.
SNACKPACK overpowered PUNT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
JAKLAK luckily beat PANDERA PAX in a popular 5 minute Challenge duel.
SUICIDE SEED devastated HARRISON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HARP was overpowered by TOM WOLFE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge brawl.
BANK SHOT narrowly defeated LIZZIE DUSK in a 2 minute brutal Challenge bout.
SQUASHAPILLAR was overpowered by WONDERFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
TURIN was unbelievably bested by ARCHON in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
FLACCUS overpowered LUGG OPAR in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
PABST unbelievably bested NIKUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge fray.
SISI BA-NETERU narrowly defeated MALLE PENNELIS in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
SUBPRIME RIB overpowered HOOK in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FIGURE 8 defeated SPORK in a tiresome 5 minute Challenge bout.
HOWLER vanquished MANX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
REXCE overcame AUSUBEL in a action packed 1 minute brutal Challenge bout.
KNUT SUNDERHELM was handily defeated by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
GAMBLE was defeated by BECK in a 4 minute gory beginner vs. expert Challenge fight.
MOUNTAIN GOAT beat SCREECHER in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
TU DU assassinated KINGSLEY AMIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SUPERWEED was beaten by PAVLOV in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
EVANGELINE luckily beat FLAVOR TO GO in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge contest.
VALAK was devastated by PRAISE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
GROANER was butchered by VYGOTSKY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
GM CORN was savagely defeated by MAXENTIUS in a exciting 3 minute Challenge match.
TITAN was demolished by QUINN in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
'66 CORVETTE vanquished VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FIVE was demolished by SKINNER in a 1 minute uneven competition.
PIZZARRHEA was narrowly killed by PATROCLUS in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
MARCO POLO vanquished HOLY SHIITAKE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided struggle.
'71 MACH ONE lost to GUTTER BALL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's conflict.
VELVETEEN was savagely defeated by VICTOR in a action packed 2 minute competition.
JAGER VON DRACHEN was demolished by BENEDICT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
WALKER PERCY savagely defeated SAXO GRAMMATICUS in a 3 minute gory duel.
GLOOM was overpowered by ALP ARSLAN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CHARLES MARTEL easily killed NO DICE SON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KIRLUA NORIS was demolished by BERNADETTE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
POLI SARCHIS demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MOLLUSQUOME was overpowered by TRUMAN CAPOTE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MR WIGGLES viciously subdued ZIGGY PIKE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal match.
EARTH ELEMENTAL subdued GREGORY PALAMAS in a 2 minute brawl.
BOUNCY BUNNY defeated BIG BAD JOHN in a exciting 1 minute brawl.
CAZADOR luckily beat SNARLER in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gory contest.
GWENNOLAY savagely defeated BUCK DICH in a popular 4 minute gory amateur's duel.
DEUCE bested GORDIO in a 2 minute brutal amateur's conflict.
'77 GREMLIN was executed by HOT BROWN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JULIETTE luckily beat KIRIN ICHIBAN in a 2 minute bloody novice's conflict.
MICHELLE was overpowered by HYPNOTIZE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LANEL was savagely defeated by BONY LOUIS SOL in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
NIGHT LIES overpowered RIELLA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SUSAN defeated PLAN COLUMBIA in a 5 minute beginner's melee.
KATHY executed BLIND TIM in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
CHOP DOC vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  25         TOTAL PARRY       86 -  58 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         WALL OF STEEL     69 -  58 -  4      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  16         LUNGING ATTACK   109 -  99 -  5      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         PARRY-STRIKE      46 -  45 -  4      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         SLASHING ATTACK   52 -  52 -  6      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  27 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         STRIKING ATTACK  107 - 123 -  7      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         BASHING ATTACK    58 -  76 -  9      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        40 -  54 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     37 -  65 -  1      36  |

Turn 118 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  1     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 10         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  8         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 11     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  5         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 - 13         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      '68 ROAD RUNNER 747        27  12  0  144 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
LUNGING ATTACK   '66 CORVETTE 1036          13   6  3  139 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
WALL OF STEEL    PATROCLUS 1410             13   6  2  110 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCO POLO 1375            15   9  2  107 DARQUE AGES (29)
BASHING ATTACK   SHILLELAGH TOR 1294        18  17  1  105 THE RED BLADES (88)
SLASHING ATTACK  FIDGET 1403                15   9  2   96 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
STRIKING ATTACK  PIT FIEND 1344             15  14  1   81 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOLY SHIITAKE 1433         14   6  0   78 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              10   7  0   64 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
AIMED BLOW       HARRISON 1584               6   2  0   52 FUCHI OWNED (54)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VACA 1210.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TURIN 1486.  The ten other most popular fighters were '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, ZOG 

The least popular fighter this week was CAZADOR 1578.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPORK 1562, BLIND TIM 1669, PLAN COLUMBIA 1612, SUSAN 1665, RIELLA 
1667, LANEL 1619, MICHELLE 1622, '77 GREMLIN 1644, KIRLUA NORIS 1549, and NO DICE SON 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:



     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes